A tickly feather. Roosters crowing. Even a marching band. Will ANYTHING wake Elephant? How do you make a snoozing, sleepyhead Elephant get up? Edgar tries everything, from putting a silly hat on Elephant’s head to dancing a cha-cha on the bed. Nothing works . . . until Edgar whispers something very special in his friend’s ear. SURPRISE! It’s Elephant’s birthday–and he’s ready to party. Lively, silly, and full of fun, this picture book is a joyful celebration.
Linda Ravin Lodding, like Arnold, has always loved talking back…and writing her own stories. Now she is the award-winning author of five children’s books. Linda is originally from New York but has spent the past twenty years in Austria, The Netherlands, and now Sweden. Today she lives in Uppsala with her husband and teenage daughter. When Linda is not writing, she works for a children’s rights organization initiated by the Swedish Royal Family. (And, also like Arnold, she is a smidgen afraid of the woods.)
MICHAEL ROBERTSON graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in painting. He spent ten years as a toy designer and character developer before trying his hand at illustration. His work has appeared on many children’s products, greeting cards, and magazines, and has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators. He is the illustrator ofMonster Trouble by Lane Fredrickson (Sterling). Michael lives in downtown Cleveland, where he enjoys painting, cooking, and listening to his extensive collection of vintage soul, jazz, and Brazilian music.